Meta AR/VR Job | Optical Research Engineer | Quest

Job(岗位): Optical Research Engineer | Quest

Type(岗位类型): Research

Citys(岗位城市): Durham, NC

Date(发布日期): 2023-9-7


At Meta’s Reality Labs Research, our goal is to make world-class consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. Come work alongside industry-leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. Optics & Display Research (O&DR) is seeking an Optical Research Engineer who will work on cutting edge technology to enable the world’s most advanced visual experience in all-day wearable AR/VR devices. Our team develops and validates scalable capability pillars that enable research roadmaps, and provides critical data for research for product decision making. Join our team to work with a group of driven and talented scientists and engineers and participate in the development of cutting edge optics with a comprehensive perspective!


Masters degree or equivalent experience in Physics, Optical Science, Electric Engineering, Materials Science, or similar field.

Understanding of how polarization optics and holographic optical elements work and are made.

Understanding of liquid crystal films, liquid crystal modeling, and AR/VR lens optics & display optics.

3+ years of laboratory experience designing optical experiments and optical metrology.

3+ years of direct working experience in one or more roles in interference lithography tools development, such as an Optical Engineer role, or Opto-Mechanical Engineer role, or Physical Optics Research Scientist, or Optical System Architect role.

Experience in project management and collaboration with cross-functional teams solving complex technical problems.

1+ years of experience leading projects through full cycle from early-stage concept to mass-producible or commercialized product for consumer electronics industry.

3+ years of experience in one or more optical modeling tools, such as polarization optics and physical optics modeling tools, such as MATLAB, Python, COMSOL, and methods (such as Jones Matrix, FDTD, or RCWA), or optical system design and polarization ray tracing tools of FRED, CODE V or ZEMAX etc.


Lead research and development in polarization holograms recording, fabrication, and metrology on flat and curved surfaces to enable next generation near-to-eye augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) display designs.

Set project roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables, proactively communicating the project status with stakeholders, and mitigating project risks to ensure success.

Develop viable, scalable, and profitable patterning capabilities, including both methods and tools for recording materials with anisotropy on flat and curved surfaces through optical designs and experimental validations.

Initiate new partnerships based on business needs and support on-going team external engagements.

Collaborate with the internal Optics and Display Research team, Opto-ME teams, and external tools vendors to develop customized hologram recording systems to enable 2D/3D anisotropy structures on flat and curved surfaces meeting dynamic project needs.

Collaborate closely with team members to establish the simulation, fabrication, and metrology close loop for advanced devices with anisotropy and their performance in AR/VR displays.

Collaborate with the larger research and product development team to explore concepts, and evaluate and drive new devices development to create compelling experiences at system level.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience in Physics, Optical Science, Electric Engineering, Materials Science, or similar.

Experience in tolerance analysis of optical systems, and/or aberration correction.

Experience in free-form optics design.

5+ years of research experience with holographic optical elements in design, fabrication, and metrology.

Experience in coaching and/or mentoring others in the team.

Interpersonal skills for strong cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Working experience with cross-functional teams including Optical Engineering, Opto-Mechanical Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Business development, Partnerships, Technical Programs Management and Legal.

A growth mindset with experience in managing ambiguity and conflict of interest at work.

Experience in communicating to champion initiatives internally and externally, including compilation of clear and concise briefing materials for effective communication with executive management and external partners.

Leadership in conferences, grants, fellowships, patents, or other professional societies.

7+ years of research experience in applying existing, emerging optical technologies, and incubating ideas from concept validation to system improvement of NEDs.

Strong peer-reviewed publication record.